What is RCS News?
A comprehensive, standalone newsroom software system, RCS News enables reporters to write newscasts, receive and revise wire copy and digitally record, edit and play back audio.
Designed for use in the newsroom, in the on-air studio and in the field, RCS News is completely scalable to fulfill your newsroom requirements regardless of size. This can include an enterprise-wide deployment, a server-based system serving all reporters simultaneously, or just a simple standalone system for a single user.
Whether you’re writing your own newscasts for top-of-the-hour broadcast or stacking stories and audio for your show, RCS News has the flexibility to meet your needs.
What size news department is best for RCS News software?
RCS News is flexible enough to fit any size news department. RCS News can be run on a single PC for a bureau office or small newsroom, or can scale up to a full server-based system serving large newsrooms.
How portable is RCS News? Can our reporters use it in the field?
RCS News will run extremely well with full functionality on any standard laptop or PC running Microsoft® Windows XP and VISTA. It was specifically designed for field and on-location reporting scenarios as well as for intensive use in any newsroom operation. For more details, see the Technical Requirements page.
Can I ingest wire services directly into RCS News?
Yes – wire feeds can be imported via satellite delivered, IP-delivered, FTP delivered and RSS.
How can I organize my incoming wire services?
With RCS News it’s easy to organize all your wire feeds by creating custom categories and sub-categories. You control how long the wires stay in the database and the amount of time each category will display for the wires. You can also sort data by type or by headline or many other available criteria.
Is there a maximum number of wire feeds RCS News can accommodate?
Can we pre-record network feeds for playback in another daypart?
Yes. RCS News’ automation feature lets you set up and execute time-based schedules for recording feeds directly into the system.
How many different news-related tasks can my writers be working on at once within RCS News?
There is no limit in the software. You are limited only by the resources of your computer and the momentum of your News Director.